Safety Starts with You

All employers are required to establish a standard of care appropriate for their work circumstances. Once established, it is also the employer’s responsibility to ensure that a program exists to implement the standards contained in the safety procedures and in policy and procedure development. Prior to establishing safe work procedural standards, the employer must evaluate the risks involved with the work and assess the degree of due diligence required for the circumstances involved.

First AID Response & CPR training cannot only reduce pain and suffering, but save lives as well. The following are some basic reminders for first aid: It is recommended that you participate in a first aid and CPR training program prior to rendering any assistance.

To keeping with workplace safety training in WHMIS is for your protection. However, implemented in Canada GHS will fundamentally change WHMIS by adding new classes as well as standardizing the format of Material Safety Data sheets, which will henceforth be known as Safety Data Sheets. Container labels will also have new standards and key phrases.

To combat work safety, I work places an assessment report shall be completed in writing by a competent worker prior to commencing any confined space work, as detailed in provincial Occupational Health and Safety Legislation. You must never enter the area until this test has been completed, the results made available, and the proper site specific procedure is put in place. All required permits must be obtained prior to entering the confined space. When the assessment findings demonstrate an unsafe environment, written procedures shall be implemented to correct the hazardous situation within the confined space.

In keeping with workplace safety and safety procedures on construction work-site in Ontario here are some ideas:

  •  Encourage people to reduce risk and set a good example for their co-workers
  • Develop and implement health and safety practices and provide training to create awareness in the workplace.
  •  Encourage open discussion and reporting of health and safety issues
  • Have training before beginning any task, especially high risk activities such as working at heights, hazardous energy control (lockout/tag out), or confined space entry.
  • Follow a recommended shift- work pattern, and be aware of the associated hazards.
  •  Be aware of the emergency response plans before work begins.

A safe work place is crucial and ensuring that you have the right safety procedures and policies for things such as working at heights, first aid CPR, confined space entry, as well as things like WHMIS-GHS can create a great work environment that is safe and productive. Since Advanced Consulting and Training Ltd.’s founding, their diverse team of certified health and safety professionals have taken great pride in their ability to deliver prompt, cost-effective and relevant workplace health and safety solutions. As a MOL approved, TSSA accredited, and WSIB approved provider, we look forward to discussing how ACT can help with your companies’ safety requirements. Contact us today.